A family of
materials that contain wood in whole or fiber form
and are bound together with an adhesive of natural or
A double cut
made across the member width.
load centered at a given point( ie roof mounted AC
metal toothed connectors located at the joints and
splices of a truss and designed to hold the forces
that occur at those locations.
conventional joists rafters and wall
a structural member under constant load over
A ridge or
drainage diverting roof framing. Generally found on
the high sloped end of a chimney.
load such as the weight of roofing, flooring,
sheathing, insulation or ceiling material, as well as
the weight of the truss itself.
vertical movement of a truss (when in place) due to
dead and live loads.
The dead and
live loads which a truss is engineered to